I want to help you present your most polished text —
through a refining copyedit or an exacting proofread.
"I am so grateful for Erin's expert eyes on my manuscript. In addition to pointing out my basic errors, she also made me think about the reasons behind the choices I had made. Without her editorial help I would never have placed 2nd in the Daphne du Maurier contest for Romantic Suspense. Finding her to copyedit and proofread my manuscripts has truly been a blessing."

-Crystal Ramos,
"We were completely satisfied with her editing and proofreading, which was thorough, thoughtful, and effective. As an Aerospace Company that has the main focus of providing Quality Assurance-related services and deliverables we have two key requirements when considering the merits of copy editors and proofreaders: attention to detail and reliability. Erin Kelley excels in meeting those criteria."

-Jonathan Gary Franks,
President, QA Technical Solutions LLC
"We’ve used Erin’s hawkeye for a number of services over the last two years. She’s proofread our website copy and several fliers, copyedited full client presentations and even written some content for our Facebook page. Erin does great work, and can get it done on time. We can’t recommend her enough."

-Joe and Karen Tooker,
Realtors, The Tooker Group LLC

Proofreading is a thorough review of your content to ensure it is error free. This includes marking up, rather than changing, your text. It is the last step in the editing process.

Your text will be checked for:
  • Typos
  • Misspellings
  • Incorrect word usage
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation (including apostrophes and commas)
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Formatting
  • Typography
  • Compliance with style guide

$3/double-spaced page
Copyediting will correct glaring typos, misspellings and incorrect grammar, but the goal is to polish your text so it will be ready for a proofreader.

A copyedit will check for:
  • Word choice
  • Clear sentence structure
  • Internal logic
  • Consistent style (spelling, capitalization, hyphens, dashes, etc.)
It will also include:
  • Rewriting/reorganizing sentences or paragraphs
  • Changing content to improve readability
  • Creating style guide
  • Flagging continuity problems, repetition, and awkward phrasing
  • Up to two rounds of edits

$4/double-spaced page
Need a proofread and a copyedit? Let’s do both! I’d love to proof-edit your content. We’ll work together to make sure your final text is clear, easy to read, and error free. If you don’t already have one, I will create a style sheet to ensure internal consistency (e.g., use of Oxford commas and capitalization).

A proof-edit includes:
  • An exacting proofread
  • A refining copyedit
  • A custom style guide
  • Version comparison
  • Up to three rounds of edits

$6/double-spaced page
Not sure if I'm the right partner for you? Drop me a line and let's talk about your needs.
Hi, I'm Erin.

Word girl.

Grammar nerd.

More books than shelves.

A deep and abiding love of the red — or blue or whatever's handy — pen.

I've always loved the written word and grew up in a house where, "Can I...?" was almost always answered with, "I don't know, can you?"

In 2016 I left my familiar cube in the Communication department of a global consulting firm for the great unknown of motherhood. Let me tell you, all those skills you think are "just for work" totally apply — time management and adhering to a schedule, just to name a few. But I found myself wincing over typos in blog posts and shaking my head at what seemed to be an exponential rise in misused apostrophes. Have you ever found yourself explaining grammar and syntax to a tiny human who can't even speak? Yeah. That's when I started seriously considering using my hawkeye in the freelance world. An acquaintance had just written a novel and was looking for a proofreader. Thus my new career was born!